Fitness

Why Your Cat Needs a High Moisture Diet

Why Your Cat Needs a High Moisture Diet

Today’s guest post is from Robin Mudge from Playful Kitty Everyone knows that it is important for humans to stay hydrated, but what about our cats? The debate over the whether or not a dry food diet is appropriate for cats continues throughout the pet food industry. Is a high moisture diet rea... »

Steps to Keep your Cat Lean and Healthy

Steps to Keep your Cat Lean and Healthy

Part 2 in our Pet Obesity Awareness Series   October 8th was Pet Obesity Awareness Day. We wrote a post that presented some of the high costs of having an overweight or obese cat. Today we outline some steps to keep your cat lean and healthy.   The decisions that you make about your cat’s ... »

Pet Obesity: The Cost of Having an Overweight Cat

Pet Obesity: The Cost of Having an Overweight Cat

Tomorrow is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day. This day was created by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) to help raise awareness of both the seriousness of and the magnitude of the pet obesity problem we have in the U.S. Pet obesity is a major problem in the U.S. According to the 20... »

Does Dry Cat Food Cause Diabetes | Part 2

Does Dry Cat Food Cause Diabetes | Part 2

SlimKitty was fortunate to have Dr. Lorie Huston, DVM as a guest blogger. Our community mourns the sudden loss of Lorie. Her Pet Health Care Gazette was a extensive resource for all of us and she will be missed. Last week we posted Part 1 of an article Lorie wrote on feline diabetes. We thought it a... »

5 Tips To Keep Your Cat Healthy This Summer

5 Tips To Keep Your Cat Healthy This Summer

Guest Post from Avery Morrison. Pawtini.com Summers can be the most enjoyable season of the year with lots of fun activities to do outdoors, but as a pet parent it becomes very important to take strong precautions to make sure your cat spends a comfortable and a healthy summer time as well. Conditio... »

SlimKitty Friend: Samantha Part 2 – Losing Weight

SlimKitty Friend: Samantha Part 2 – Losing Weight

Note from Editor: We are adding Samantha’s story to the FitDog Friday Blog Hop today…yes we know it’s about a cat, not a dog, but it’s about getting your cat fit and part of the solution is a dog – so we made an editorial decision that it “fits” in FitDog Fr... »

SlimKitty cat exercise

6 Tips for Exercising an Indoor Cat

Many of you have indoor cats and find it hard to exercise them fully. Getting the proper amount of exercise is just as important for your cat as it is for yourself or your dog.   Here’s a great list from SheKnows.com of tips and ideas for exercising an indoor cat.   What tips can you... »

5 Interactive Toys Your Cat Wants

5 Interactive Toys Your Cat Wants

Guest Post by Truffles of Mochas, Mysteries and Meows   Hey everybody, it’s Truffles! Today I’m here to discuss a very important topic…TOYS!   Kitties that want to stay fit and healthy should be able to have fun while doing it, right? That’s why we’re such big... »

Fat Cats: Questions and Answers for Getting Your Tubby Tabby Back into Shape

Fat Cats: Questions and Answers for Getting Your Tubby Tabby Back into Shape

Are you one of those cat owners who has let their cat get fat? We know it’s hard to exercise a cat, most of them won’t go play fetch with you or for a run in the park. But there are ways to exercise your cat. Visit your local pet store and you will see tons of different cat toys – ... »

5 Simple Ways to Exercise Your Cat

5 Simple Ways to Exercise Your Cat

Guest Post: Robin Mudge, Playful Kitty   Cats may sleep an average of 15 hours per day, they still need to get up and play! Exercise is as important for your cat as it is for you. It helps cats to loose weight, maintain a proper weight, strengthen muscles, improve energy levels, improve coordin... »